Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GCFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 791 829 818
Rank change year-on-year +38 -11 +76
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 17 16 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.025% 0.022% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.095% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 49
London median annual salary £70,000 £57,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.74% -28.13% +19.40%
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £112,000 £77,500 £106,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% -25.00% +28.00%

GCFA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,142 16,845 18,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.32% 22.67% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11,278 12,499 15,617
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +2.80%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

GCFA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing GCFA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for GCFA in London

GCFA
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCFA in London.

Salary trend for GCFA in London

GCFA
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCFA in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for GCFA in London

GCFA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFA within the London region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South London - 4 - -
Central London -22 2 £66,250 -
West London - 1 - - 1
GCFA
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT jobs citing GCFA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region with a requirement for GCFA.

1 12 (70.59%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (70.59%) Malware Analysis
2 11 (64.71%) GREM
2 11 (64.71%) GCFE
2 11 (64.71%) Python
2 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) GCIH
5 7 (41.18%) Information Security
5 7 (41.18%) Bash Shell
5 7 (41.18%) Perl
5 7 (41.18%) GIAC
5 7 (41.18%) EnCase
5 7 (41.18%) CFCE
6 6 (35.29%) Legal
6 6 (35.29%) Linux
6 6 (35.29%) EnCE
7 5 (29.41%) Unix
7 5 (29.41%) CSIRT
7 5 (29.41%) Forensic Analysis
7 5 (29.41%) Nuix
7 5 (29.41%) FTK
8 4 (23.53%) Relativity
8 4 (23.53%) SIEM
8 4 (23.53%) Firewall
8 4 (23.53%) Project Management
8 4 (23.53%) AIX
8 4 (23.53%) CHFI
8 4 (23.53%) E-Discovery
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure

GCFA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) FTP
2 3 (17.65%) HTTP
2 3 (17.65%) SMTP
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (35.29%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Security Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Forensic Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Information Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Threat Hunter
4 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Smartphone
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.76%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (5.88%) Cyberattack
4 1 (5.88%) Cybercrime
4 1 (5.88%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Unix
4 4 (23.53%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (70.59%) Malware Analysis
2 7 (41.18%) Information Security
3 5 (29.41%) Forensic Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) E-Discovery
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) SIEM
5 3 (17.65%) Case Management
5 3 (17.65%) Computer Security
5 3 (17.65%) Critical Thinking
5 3 (17.65%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (17.65%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Computer Forensics
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) Data Security
7 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
1 11 (64.71%) Python
2 7 (41.18%) Bash Shell
2 7 (41.18%) Perl
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) GCFE
1 11 (64.71%) GREM
2 9 (52.94%) GCIH
3 7 (41.18%) CFCE
3 7 (41.18%) GIAC
4 6 (35.29%) EnCE
5 4 (23.53%) CHFI
5 4 (23.53%) GCIA
6 3 (17.65%) OSCP
7 2 (11.76%) CISSP
7 2 (11.76%) CREST Certified
7 2 (11.76%) SANS
8 1 (5.88%) CEH
8 1 (5.88%) MCSA
8 1 (5.88%) MCTS
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) NIST 800
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) EnCase
2 5 (29.41%) CSIRT
2 5 (29.41%) FTK
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM
4 1 (5.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Nuix
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk